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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Research & Development Key Staff

The Charleston Research & Development Administrative Team is led by Amanda LaRue, Ph.D., Associate Chief of Staff of Research, and John Midolo, MPH, Administrative Officer for Research.  The R&D Administrative Team is responsible for budgets, travel, time keeping, and human resource actions for all research position descriptions (PDs), VA Merit submissions, RDIS reports, and procurement and contracting. Below is a detailed list of our Administrative Team.

NameContact InformationResponsibilities

Brittany Shore
Program Support Assistant

843-789-6702
brittany.shore@va.gov
Main Purchase Card Holder
Biosafety Coordinator, effective FY18

Chuck Holloman
Program Support Assistant

843-789-6703
charles.holloman@va.gov
  • PIV Coordinator
  • Equipment inventory, travel, key request for R&D Staff and special parking passes
  • Back up purchase card holder
  • Assists with WOC packets

Hans Meth
Budget Analyst

843-789-6706
hans.meth@va.gov

  • Responsible for quarterly Statement of Funds to Principal Investigators
  • Assist with Merit budgets
  • Service Contracts, payment for human subjects’ reimbursement
  • Oversees financial aspects of R&D Office

Dianne Whaley 
Budget Analyst

843-789-6709
dianne.whaley@va.gov

  • Oversees financial aspects of the R&D Office
  • Responsible for quarterly Statement of Funds to Principal Investigators
  • Assist with Merit budgets
  • Service Contracts, payment for human subject reimbursement

Sarah A. Jackson, MA
Grants Administrator 

843-789-6700
sarah.jackson@va.gov

Sarah Jackson is a Grants Administrator at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Research Services.  Sarah provides direct support to the ACOS, Dr. R. Amanda C. LaRue, PhD., and VA Investigators. She manages a range of activities for the Charleston R&D Service line such as: 

  • Responsible for Merit Award submission for Biomedical Laboratory/Clinical Trials Rehabilitation Research/Health Service Research & Development
  • Just-in-Time for VA funded Merits,
  • Research Career Scientist mid-term progress reports and applications,
  • VA Non-Clinician Eligibility,
  • RR&D Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • HSR&D Intent to Submit (ITS),
  • CDA1 and CDA2 Letters of Intent,
  • Clinical Trial Progress Reports
  • Memorandums of Understanding

Rudell Ryant
Grants Management Specialist

843-789-6711
rudell.ryant@va.gov

  • Research & Development Coordinator
  • Records Liaison Officer
  • Responsible for assisting with VA Merit submissions
  • Expenditure Fiscal Year Reporting (RDIS II)

Adam Soloff, Ph.D.
Biosafety Officer

843-789-6701
adam.soloff@va.gov
Trained in infectious disease research, Dr. Soloff serves as the Biosafety Officer for the Research Service where his efforts focus on the following:
  • Overseeing the use of biological agents,
  • Providing hands-on training to research personnel
  • Assistance with protocol development